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The Civic Federation supports the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) proposed budget of $9.3 billion for FY2022 because it is balanced and supported by federal COVID-19 relief funding. CPS, along with all...Learn More
According to the United States Census of Governments, the State of Illinois has by far the highest number of local governments in any state, at 6,918. However, a Civic Federation analysis of multiple...Learn More
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Over the summer, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signed into law Public Act 102-0263 , which makes changes to the funding schedule for the Chicago Park District’s pension fund, allows for pension obligation bonds and...
The Civic Federation released its annual analysis of the City of Chicago’s proposed budget this week. Included in the report was a section dedicated to the budgetary impact of the City’s four pension funds and evaluating...
The City of Chicago has released a FY2021-FY2025 Capital Improvement Program (CIP).  The purpose of a CIP is to establish priorities that balance capital needs with available resources, pair capital projects with funding sources, help ensure...
In her FY2022 budget address , Mayor Lori Lightfoot highlighted the public and private economic development investments that have been made through the INVEST...
The Illinois Supreme Court and the Civic Federation today announced the results of a report on the elimination of cash bail and the effect it will have on counties throughout Illinois.
By Jim Dey
One of the unique aspects of a governmental entity going broke is that few notice — or even object — until the ship of state founders.
That’s the way it’s been with...
For more than nine months, Gov. J.B. Pritzker has done an admirable job of steering our state through the most dangerous public health crisis in a century. Unfortunately, the work for which voters...